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Feb 7, 2013 11:30pm PST
supporters to help hike the taxes. he was greeted with a standing ovation. >> come on let's get on with this. >> reporter: and so he did. chuck reed delivered his seventh state of the city address tonight in front of a who's who of silican valley at the civic auditorium. he vowed to open more closed libraries and work to keep employees. in recent years thousands have been let go or they've left for other jobs. >> nowhere is this more apparent than our police officer. >> reporter: mayor reed says the city will hire 200 more officers. saying 15 have already been hired and more are in the works. to fund improvements, reed suggested a tax hike. 70% of people would support a quarter cent tax increase. >> possibly go to the voters for a tax increase in 2014 but success cannot be assumed. >> reporter: reed was successful in getting voters to pass measure b last year which reformed pensions. but his battle with the unions is far from over. the afl-cio says that the mayor needs to reach across the aisle much more. >> he has taken the approach not only the city workers but community groups that i
KICU
Feb 5, 2013 11:30pm PST
valley. >> i think in the wake of a tax increase when people find out things like, we're giving away millions of the dollars to the losers, you know it just erodes the public trust. >> reporter: yet rail officials say stipends for losing bidders lower the cost for bay area projects like the bore and the bridge. >> we definitely have our eyes on the taxpayer dollars here and believe this is in the taxpayers interest to get competition at lower cost. >> reporter: some critics say the need for extra incentives is actually an indication of how difficult the project has become. >> after actually watching this process unfold $2 million seems like a small price to compensate the bidders who are sort of going along with the high speed rail on this one. it is such a mess. >> reporter: the high speed rail authorities chairman tells me companies can spend as much as $10 million just putting their bids together. officials still hope to break ground in july. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> wet weather returns to the forecast when you can expect some showers and the conditions you will ha
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